20th Century

Jack: A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review

A Single Swallow

By Zhang Ling - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

On the day the Japanese emperor announces his nation’s surrender to the Allied forces, three quite different men, in the unbridled exaltation ...Read Review

The Pull of the Stars

By Emma Donoghue - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review

The Ghost Tree (A Betty Church Mystery)

By M.R.C. Kasasian - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in Kasasian’s Betty Church murder mystery series. The not-so-sleepy Suffolk village of Sackwater during World War II is ...Read Review

We Germans: A Novel

By Alexander Starritt - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review

Here We Are

By Graham Swift - Published 2020

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

Set during the summer of 1959 in the seaside town of Brighton, England, this novel tells the story of three main characters. Jack Robinson ...Read Review

The Young Survivors

By Debra Barnes - Published 2020

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Even before the outbreak of World War II, the Laskowski children’s lives aren’t easy. Their parents are Polish Jews who have ...Read Review

Eli’s Promise: A Novel

By Ronald H. Balson - Published 2020

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Eli Rosen is too weak to walk when he is rescued from the Buchenwald concentration camp by U. S. soldiers and reunited with ...Read Review

The Wright Sister: A Novel

By Patty Dann - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong body,” Katharine Wright muses in Patty Dann’s (Mermaids) new novel. Indeed, Katharine— “with ...Read Review

Valhalla

By Alan Clark - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Born in 1867, cousin of Queen Victoria, and known within royal circles as “May,” Princess Mary of Teck was one of the crop of ...Read Review

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